Today is going to be the best day outside yet this year! It's supposed to be all sun with a high of 76. Let's hope that stays true although we could really use the rain which is on its way this Wednesday all the way through this Saturday. Oh boy! I will be getting a lot of indoor work done and lots of paper crafting! =)
I designed another Sneak Peek card from Stampin' Up's 2016-2017 Catalog. This time I used SU's Helping Me Grow, Timeless Textures and Gift From the Garden Stamp Sets that are returning from last seasons annual catalog and a new Hostess Stamp Set called Fabulous Flora.
Let's take a look:
Check out those plants from Stampin' Up's new Hostess stamp set called Fabulous Flora. No wonder they named it "Fabulous"!!!
My card base is SU's Crumb Cake Cardstock cut at 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and scored and folded at 4-1/4".
My card Front Panel is from the new SU Designer Series Paper called Affectionately Yours and cut at 4" x 5-1/4". The DSP has two Specialty papers in it with Copper Foiling. Right on trend!
I cut a piece of Farmer's Market DSP (retiring) with the hardwood boards on it for a Center Panel on my card.
I punched out the flower pots from SU's Watermelon Wonder and Macaron Mint Cardstock using SU's Decorative Label Punch and a retired Tag Punch. I cut the Watermelon Wonder Decorative Label piece in half to get two flower pots. Using SU's Timeless Textures Stamp Set (one of my FAVE sets), I stamped the pots in Memento Black Ink. I brushed Wink of Stella on the flourish on the Mint Macaron flower pot although I couldn't capture the glittery shine in the picture. Very pretty and it just glistens in person. I adhered the two Watermelon Wonder flower pots with Mono Multi-Purpose Glue and the Mint Macaron flower pot with Stampin' Dimensionals leaving the tops free to insert the plant stems.
Using the ink to stamp technique, I colored the plant stamp from Fabulous Flora Stamp Set with SU's Emerald Envy and Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write Markers, huffed on the stamp and stamped it on Very Vanilla Cardstock.
I used a blender pen and Emerald Envy Ink to color in the plant's leaves.
I fussy cut the plants and stems out separately and adhered them to my card with Mono Multi-Purpose Glue and some of the leaves with Stampin' Dimensionals to give them some random depth.
I stamped the gloves, boots and shovel from SU's Gift From the Garden Stamp Set on Very Vanilla Cardstock; boots in Memento Black Ink, Gloves in Flirty Flamingo and the shovel in Smoky Slate and Chocolate Chip Inks. I adhered everything to my card using Mono Multi-Purpose Glue except I gave the bottom of the shovel some height with a small piece of Stampin' Dimensional.
It really took me a while to figure out what sentiment that I wanted to use. I finally decided on this little frame from SU's Helping Me Grow Stamp Set and the Hello sentiment from Fabulous Flora Stamp Set. Both were stamped in Night of Navy Ink. I fussy cut the frame out and adhered it to my card using Stampin' Dimensionals.
I really had fun designing this card as I LOVE gardening, plants and flowers. I also LOVE to sit and fussy cut as you can tell by my last couple blog posts.
That's all I have for today. Hope you enjoyed my blog post and can come back to visit again tomorrow!
Have a great day!
recently discovered that people are using my cards and/or projects,
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